photos of Alter do Chão and the Amazon jungle

August 30, 2010 | By More

We have just completed uploading our extense Flickr album devoted to Alter do Chão and the Amazon jungle.

We visited the village of Alter do Chão in the midst of World Cup fever.

Alter do Chão, BrazilAlter do Chão, Brazil

And reached the beaches that gave Alter do Chão worldwide fame.

Praia do Amor, Alter do Chão, BrazilAlter do Chão, Brazil

In June the Tapajós river is still covering most beaches.

Alter do Chão, BrazilPraia do Amor, Alter do Chão, Brazil

On a boat trip through the canal do Jari, linking the Tapajós and the Amazon rivers, we discovered what is life like in the flooded Amazon.

Canal do Jari, the Amazon, BrazilCanal do Jari, Brazil

Canal do Jari, BrazilCanal do Jari, Brazil

Oh, wonderful vitórias-regias!

vitória-regia, Amazon, Brazilvitória-regia, Amazonia, Brazil

We spent some terrific time canoeing through the mesmerizing igapós (flooded forests).

"igapó", Alter do Chão, Amazon, BrazilJamaraquá, Amazon, Brazil

"igapó", Alter do Chão, Amazon, BrazilFloresta Encantada, Alter do Chão, Brazil

We learned how the local communities make a living.

Maguary, FLONA do Tapajós, Brazilcasa de farinha, Amazon, Brazil

And entered the jungle for a close encounters with its mighty giants: the samaúmas.

Floresta Nacional do Tapajós, Amazon, BrazilFloresta Nacional do Tapajós, Amazon, Brazil

At Alter do Chão and the river Tapajós you will find all the travel information you need about a place we consider to be the perfect base for an Amazon experience.

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